The team behind the newly Michelin Bib Gourmand recommended spot, C as in Charlie in Noho, is looking to debut a new Korean concept.
The team submitted an application for the small ground floor space of the seven-story mixed-use building at 205 Allen Street in the Lower East Side. The team of Korean immigrants who grew up together in Atlanta debuted their flagship concept, C as in Charlie, which offers banchan-style tapas with a Southern flair, last fall. This year it was one of 11 restaurants in the city to earn a Michelin Bib Gourmand recommendation, which is an award for the best monetary value for good quality food.
The yet-to-be-named new concept is slated to serve Korean fare offering 15 tables with 30 seats and anticipated hours of operation of noon to midnight from Sunday through Wednesday and noon until 2 a.m. from Thursday through Saturday.
The team behind C as in Charlie comprises of David JoonWoo Yun and brothers JaeHo Choi and Steve JaeWoo Choi. JaeHo Choi serves as the executive chef at the flagship concept who creates small plates inspired by his parent’s Korean recipes with American ingredient modifications.
He and Yun submitted the application with Yong Min Kim to open the new concept. Its proposed menu includes appetizers from chicken nuggets with sweet gochujang glaze for $12 to beef tartare for $13, main courses including bulgogi for $35 to chicken galbi for $31, and a cocktail menu including their Asians with Attitude made with raspberry wine, sparking wine and yuzu for $13, beers, sake, Korean spirits like soju, and wine.